Recruiting: Frisco, Texas athlete Amare Jones commits to Tulane

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The early signing period is nearly four weeks past but the Tulane Green Wave has landed a commitment from a prospect who has somewhat flown under the radar. I suspect you will hear his name quite a bit in the near future.

Amare Jones, a 5-foot-10 athlete from Frisco Heritage High in Texas, rejected offers from Tulsa and North Texas to sign with the Wave.

A dual threat quarterback in high school before suffering a broken ankle Oct. 6, Jones still managed to pass for 471 yards with eight touchdowns passes and no interceptions. He added 804 yards as a runner with five scores. As a junior in 2016, he amassed 1,984 yards rushing and 27 touchdowns. For his entire career at Frisco Heritage, Jones ran for 4,302 yards (8 yard average) and 50 touchdowns.

In November 2016, Jones torched rival Centennial, running for 407 yards and eight touchdowns in one game. He added 134 more yards through the air with another touchdown.

Jones also earned All District as a shortstop on the baseball team, where he was a huge threat on the basepaths.

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Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to be a member of the LSU football program, developing a passion for the game in even…

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